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cutter bar

noun
1.
Also called sickle bar. (in a mower, binder, or combine) a bar with triangular guards along which a knife or blade runs.
2.
a bar holding the cutting tool in a boring machine or lathe.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • Automatic header height control or a flexible floating cutter bar will be especially helpful in harvesting.
  • It drags a rotating cutter bar behind it that cuts the hay.

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